My mom used to read picture books to me, like Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein. The whimsical stories transported me to places where fun and magic were as abundant as air. Through her retellings, snuggled in my Minnie Mouse comforter, these worlds influenced my dreams. I looked forward to our nightly adventures to Where the Sidewalk Ends or to see The Lorax. It was the last time I felt safe in my mother’s arms. I longed to find that space of comfort and safety again—eventually, I was able to find that same sense of enchantment and refuge in video games. (more…)
Kamie Wootan is a fiction writer and poet from Bozeman, Montana. She has a bachelor’s in Art: English Education from Montana State University and is currently working on an MLITT in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling. When Kamie isn’t writing, she is reading, playing a video game, hanging out with her amazing son, or working on her latest hobby.
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